Spoilers below and above for anyone who hasn't yet watched WandaVision's fourth episode, so be warned!
Episode 4 finally delivered more than a few answers for WandaVision viewers left confused by all the alt-dimensional weirdness in the first three installments. Of course, those answers led to a different set of inquiries about Randall Park's and Kat Dennings' returning MCU characters, as well as a revised batch of questions about everything we've seen so far. Thankfully (or not, depending on how much you enjoy rampant speculation), Disney and Marvel released a new sneak peek at what's coming during the rest of Season 1, and while there is a lot of repeat footage, everything looks a little clearer now that we know some of what's happening outside of Westview.
This preview also gives viewers our first substantial look at WandaVision footage with a Modern Family aesthetic happening, when Wanda has her talking-head moment. While that's all fine and dandy, I'm definitely more interested in the over-arching mysteries than anything else. So let's talk out two of the biggest questions the above trailer inspires.
Does Vision Escape Westview?
There's a point during the sneak peek, after Paul Bettany's Vision is heard asking "What is outside of Westview?" right when the character is approaching the weird translucent barrier surrounding the town. We haven't seen anyone attempt to escape the area voluntarily yet, with only Teyonah Parris' Monica Rambeau being forced through it by Wanda in semi-Scarlet Witch mode. But it looks like Vision might be able to do it, right?
Now if you go forward another 20 seconds or so in the video, there's a brief moment where Vision can be seen falling to his knees on the OTHER side of the barrier, with one of the S.W.O.R.D. stations visible in the background. By all means, it definitely appears as if he escapes, but does he really make it outside? That moment could obviously take place in a dream or something along those lines, and I kinda find it weird that the series is willing to show viewers that potentially huge reveal in a trailer.
Of course, the way that Vision falls to his knees outside the barrier could be indicative of the character's life leaving his body. After all, Vision isn't alive in this universe anymore, to our knowledge, so what does it even mean that Wanda's mental facsimile of the hero is able to escape her metaphysical trappings? How did Wanda even bring Vision into existence, since several of the other Westview citizens being co-opted versions of real people? All these questions!
Is S.W.O.R.D. Able To Make It Into Westview?
For all that everyone inside Westview appears to be trapped inside, there are tons of people on the outer perimeter that are extremely eager to get in there and see what the hell is happening. (Seriously, everyone at S.W.O.R.D. is just a little TOO easygoing about all the completely surreal crap they're seeing.) And the trailer makes it clear that they're going to try and burst into Wanda's world with a bang.
It's clear that S.W.O.R.D. has specific plans by sending that truck full of...something...up to the Westfield perimeter, but I'm not too optimistic that their plans work out accordingly. For one, the wall that's largely invisible most of the time is burning bright red when the truck makes impact, which makes me think it's a built-in response, as it were, that Wanda set up to keep intruders out. Well, to keep ANYONE out.
WandaVision airs Fridays on Disney+, so be sure to keep watching and keep theorizing about every single second of it right along with us. Let us know in the poll below if you think Vision actually breaches the outer wall and makes it back into the real world!
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Nick is a Cajun Country native, and is often asked why he doesn't sound like that's the case. His love for his wife and daughters is almost equaled by his love of gasp-for-breath laughter and gasp-for-breath horror. A lifetime spent in the vicinity of a television screen led to his current dream job, as well as his knowledge of too many TV themes and ad jingles.
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